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First Review, Seduction to the Altar

The first review came in for Tia Dani’s latest release Seduction to the Altar.

Night Owl Reviews gave us 4 Stars.

If you’re like I am the first review is always so scary.  I hold my breath as I click the link, all the while praying someone liked my book.  Then almost yell for joy when it’s a good review.

Fortunately, I’ve never received a bad review.  Of course I realize it’s always a possibility.  Not everyone will like our writing, I fully understand that you can’t please everyone.  Still, we try our best to write a good book and keep our fingers crossed the majority will ‘get’ us as writers and let us take them on a short adventure and put a smile on their faces.

Author: Tia Dani

Genre: Spicy Romance

Reviewed by: Tigger9

Seduction to the Altar was a read to remember.Maria has doubts about her relationship with Edward once she surprised him on his birthday. She is self-conscious of the years separating them and worries about him staying with her. She really wants to win the bet with her friends but finds herself falling for Edward. She doesn’t want to hurt Edward and be selfish for just her wants because she is falling for Edward. Edward has his own problems with sharing his feelings though he deals with them a bit better than Maria.The sex scenes are hot and full of feeling. They are not just two strangers scratching an itch but there are deep feelings between the two of them. I loved the characters and the love between them.

Book Blurb  Seduction to the Altar


Maria Tortorici needs a husband. Her high-school reunion is imminent, and awaiting her is a bet she made long ago. Bring a husband or face the music. Determined not to be the victim of her mischievous girlfriends, Maria devises a plan…enchant her younger assistant with a birthday present he’ll never forget.Sexual attraction isn’t the only thing Edward Russell has for his boss. She’s everything he wants in a woman. The hang-up? How to convince her he’s man enough to handle a strong-minded woman like her.But will he still want her once he learns of her conniving plan?


Thanks for letting me share,

Dani, half of the writing team Tia Dani

4 Star Review for Heart of Glass

Heart of Glass by Kayla Janz

4 stars! “This journey with the boys in the band propels readers from page
to page in a fun romp both in and out of the bedroom. The intense sex, which
includes a menage, plays counterpoint to the rockin’ music. A secondary love
story adds a kick to this sure-to-please novel. ” ~Donna M. Brown  for
Romantic Times BOOKreviews

Thanks for letting me share.

Kayla Janz

Whiskey Creek Press Torrid

Reviews: To Read Them…Or Not

Every now and then I do a google search on each of my pen names and my book titles. It’s a great way to find out if you have any new reviews on your books you didn’t know about, what readers are saying on their blogs, which countries are carrying and selling your books and much more.

However, during my latest foray around the world wide web, I found a review on Amazon UK titled “Hated It,” which detailed a bunch of reasons why they, well…hated it.

Now I’ve been in this business long enough to know that some occasional bad reviews are just part of being a writer. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t wince with each bad word written about me or my work. And the fact that I’ve seen literally dozens of great reviews or great comments for every bad one doesn’t seem to make those few bad ones hurt any less. After all, a lot of myself went into each and every book, and no matter how much practice you get – it’s hard to realize that criticisms of your work aren’t really criticisms of you.

Don’t get me wrong, I won’t dwell on those few bad comments for very long, but they do strike a blow to my writing self-esteem for a few long seconds.

I know some writers who refuse to look at ANY reviews or comments about their books or their pen names. I’ve thought about adopting that same practice, but reading those great reviews and those great letters I get from readers really gives me a boost, and helps me speed forward through whatever writing I have to accomplish for that day. So, I guess I’m not willing to totally turn my back on all reviews, which means I just have to develop some tough skin and keep on hoping the good to bad ratio stays at much more good than bad. 🙂

How does everyone else handle the occasional bad review? Any nuggets of wisdom?



My first book writing as Cassie Ryan comes out on July 31st and I’m excited to say the great reviews are rolling in 🙂  So, I thought I would share!

This from Romantic Times Magazine reviews – which does NOT give away 4’s lightly:

4 Stars – “This is an incredibly creative read with likable characters.  Alyssa is not perfect which will appeal to readers.  Stone is great hero material and a man who makes Alyssa feel beautiful inside and out with his attention.  If you’re looking for a sexy escape, you’ll find it here.  Ryan has crafted a sensual story that leaves nothing to the imagination.  Lovemaking is described in plain terms with anal sex elements included.”  – Kristi Ahlers

This from Coffee Time Romance:

5 cups – Ceremony of Seduction is the perfect erotic read with just the right touch of paranormal.   Ms. Ryan’s world-building is well-defined